Chelsea vs Arsenal preview, betting tips and prediction: Blues to take narrow advantage into Emirates clash

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Chelsea host Arsenal in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi final on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge. The Blues will view this as their best opportunity to win some silverware this season, having seen their Premier League title become harder to defend by the week, it seems. It will also be something of a revenge mission over these two games, after the FA Cup final last season, which Arsenal won despite being huge underdogs heading into it.

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Arsene Wenger will want to win this competition, too, though it may not ease the pressure from disgruntled fans too much. We think home advantage will tell for Chelsea here.

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These two sides actually met in the latest Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium and the first of 2018. It was a pulsating game, which ended 2-2, and both teams can make a case for having deserved to win it. Thibaut Courtois was in inspired form for the Blues, while Alvaro Morata wasn’t.

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In the FA Cup at the weekend, Chelsea were frustrated by a 0-0 draw at Norwich City while, at the time of writing, Arsenal are yet to go to the City Ground to face managerless Nottingham Forest.

Team News

Having rested a number of key men at Carrow Road, Antonio Conte may well name a strong side in this one. Ross Barkley is not yet fit to make his debut after completing a £15million move from Everton this week, and it is not clear whether David Luiz will be fit enough to feature.

Aaron Ramsey is still missing for Arsenal, but Theo Walcott could play provided there is no movement on his reported return to Southampton.

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